Has Mask Obligation Ended in Turkey?

Last-minute statements about whether the mask ban has been lifted are closely followed. Citizens are searching for explanations about the continuing mask requirement in schools, buses and planes. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca made an exciting statement on the subject and said that the Coronavirus Scientific Committee Meeting was the last meeting. After the meeting, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced the decisions taken on a live broadcast.


In a statement made by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, it was emphasized that Turkey has won the fight against coronavirus for two years, and accordingly, the obligation to use masks in closed areas, except for public transport and hospitals, has been lifted.

In the continuation of her statement, Erdogan said that the mask bans will be completely lifted once the number of cases falls below 1000.

Ece Nagihan

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